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October 15, 2019, 6:57 pmBrandon KnightPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Brandon Knight (rest) will not play in Tuesday's preseason game against the Celtics.
Knight joins a long list of Cavs out tonight. The Cavs will likely disperse his minutes among a bevy of guards.
Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter
October 13, 2019, 6:59 pmBrandon KnightPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Brandon Knight (right hamstring soreness) played through a questionable tag on Sunday to produce five points in 12 minutes.
Knight doesn't figure to play much of a role for Cleveland but at least he's healthy.
October 13, 2019, 1:35 pmBrandon KnightPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Brandon Knight (right hamstring soreness) is questionable to play on Sunday.
Knight won't play a big role for the Cavs this season as the fourth backcourt option at best, but he can provide some scoring pop for deep-league managers. Look for Cleveland's other guards to play more today if Knight can't go.
Source: NBA Injury Report
September 25, 2019, 8:58 amBrandon KnightPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Brandon Knight isn’t expected to play a major role for the Cavs this season, but he did perform well at the team’s get-together in New York, according to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com.
Knight was acquired in a trade with the Rockets last February and he started in 26 of his 27 games with the Cavs averaging 8.5 points, 2.3 assists and 1.3 triples. He has clearly lost some explosiveness after undergoing surgery for a torn ACL in 2017 and sitting out the entire 2017-18 season. The veteran guard has an expiring contract, making him a potential trade piece, but the Cavs intend to keep him for now and see how well he fits with the rest of the group. Ideally, he will come off the bench behind second-year guard Collin Sexton and rookie lottery pick Darius Garland, serving mostly in the role of mentor, but with no real gauge on if Garland is ready for a starting spot, Knight could play a more important role.
April 9, 2019, 9:40 pmBrandon KnightG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Brandon Knight played 31 minutes in the Cavaliers' final game of the season in a loss to the Hornets on Tuesday.
Knight put up a measly nine points, five boards and two assists on 3-for-10 shooting. He was never really a fantasy option this season, finishing right around top-350 value in both 8 and 9-cat formats.
March 28, 2019, 11:46 pmBrandon KnightG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Brandon Knight scored 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting with two triples and a steal against the Spurs on Thursday night.
Knight logged a surprising 32 minutes in this one, and while he's pretty much the furthest thing from reliable he might be worth a shot in extremely deep leagues if you need points. Jordan Clarkson fizzled with 10 points on 4-of-15 from the field while Cedi Osman chipped in nine points on 4-of-13 shooting. What a joy this team is.
March 12, 2019, 9:57 pmBrandon KnightG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Brandon Knight put up 11 points, five rebounds, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer in Tuesday's loss to the Sixers.
Knight's been starting for the Cavs but hasn't done anything worth your time in the vast majority of fantasy leagues. It's good to see him healthy but most owners can do better. Deng Adel logged 17 scoreless minutes tonight as the Cavs needed a little bit of help from each of their nine active guys.
March 9, 2019, 12:11 amBrandon KnightG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Brandon Knight chipped in 15 points (season-high) on 6-of-11 shooting with two rebounds, six assists and three treys in Friday's loss to the Heat.
He's still a shell of his former self but is slowly working his way back. He's not worth owning outside of very deep leagues right now.
February 11, 2019, 9:31 pmBrandon KnightG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Brandon Knight started for the Cavs in Monday night's win over the Knicks and was reasonably productive in his 16 minutes on the floor with nine points (3-of-5 shooting), three rebounds, two assists and three triples.
He's not there yet but you can see that Knight is slowly getting his legs back. If he finds at least two-thirds of his 2015-16 form, then he should be worth an add in deep leagues for his ability to score and hit the three ball.
February 9, 2019, 10:06 pmBrandon KnightG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Brandon Knight played 12 minutes in his Cavs debut on Saturday and produced nine points (three 3s) on 3-of-3 shooting and two assists.
It's nothing to write home about for sure, but Knight is slowly getting his legs back. The takeaway here is that he's still got that shooting touch from deep. He's not someone to own in fantasy right now and can be left on the wire in leagues everywhere.
February 8, 2019, 9:22 pmBrandon KnightG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Brandon Knight did not see the court in his first game with the Cavs on Friday.
There was some thought that Knight would get a few minutes for Cleveland, but that wasn't the case tonight. He'll be competing with Collin Sexton and Matthew Dellavedova for time, and while that's not an insurmountable task it's not going to yield much fantasy value. His chances will improve if Delly plays as poorly as he did tonight (0-of-7 shooting in 24 minutes but five assists).
February 6, 2019, 8:27 pmBrandon KnightG, Cleveland Cavaliers
The Rockets are sending Brandon Knight, Marquese Chriss and a protected 2019 first-round pick to the Cavs in exchange for Iman Shumpert (Kings), Wade Baldwin IV and Nik Stauskas and the Kings land Alec Burks.
Knight has not been right nor close to 100 percent this season, so a change in scenery will do little to salve his sore knees. Leave him on the wire.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
January 27, 2019, 5:45 pmBrandon KnightG, Houston Rockets
Brandon Knight (left knee soreness) is available for Sunday's game.
Knight is returning at the same time that Chris Paul is, so he's going to have a hard time cracking the rotation. He's not on the fantasy radar.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 25, 2019, 5:14 pmBrandon KnightG, Houston Rockets
Brandon Knight (left knee soreness) has been downgraded to out for Friday’s matchup with the Raptors.
Knight hasn’t gotten much run since finally returning from his ACL injury and Chris Paul’s imminent return means any chance of him contributing in fantasy is likely over for the year.